Recognition for exporters
EXPORT is not big on the Tweed, but it still deserves to be recognised, according to BEX chairman John Murray.
Mr Murray, the export adviser for the Austrade Tweed Heads Export Hub will introduce the new Export Award to the Tweed Business Excellence (BEX) Awards later this month.
AusTrade has signed on to the local business awards as a gold sponsor.
“I explained the BEX awards to AusTrade and they were enthusiastic about getting involved and show support to local business who are exporters,” Mr Murray said.
“Exporting is good for the local economy and for local jobs
“We've got some successful businesses in the area choosing to export their goods, including some clothing, foods and smallgoods.”
Mr Murray said there is only a handful of exporters on the Tweed at the moment.
“Exporting is not big here, but it's getting bigger,” he said.
Through the Tweed Heads Export Hub, Mr Murray helps businesses begin exporting and provides assistance to expand their markets.
“It is proving to be a valuable way for local businesses to make money,” he said.
Categories at this year's BEX Awards will include retail, tourism and hospitality, trade services, professional services, manufacturing or construction, new business under two years, franchisee, restaurants, cafes, hotel of the year, and club of the year.
Major awards given out on the night recognise the young business achiever, BEX Chairman's Award and the Gold BEX Award.
The BEX Awards will be held at the Seagulls Stardust room on Friday, June 26.